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6 Days Vinyasa Yoga Retreat in Zimbabwe

  • Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, Zimbabwe


Safari and Yoga Retreat in Hwange

For those who are passionate about yoga and would like to experience this ancient practice in a new and unique way, this wonderful package will be perfect for you. Join one of South Africa's most famous yoga teachers, Stuart Kirton from YoYoga Studio, on this exclusive retreat. Find inner peace and relaxation as you get up-close and personal with the sounds, smells, and sights of the Africa's nature and wildlife combined with open-air yoga sessions.


  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Beginners to experienced yogis are welcome
  • Take part in game drives, safari walks, or homestead visit each day
  • Enjoy the serene atmosphere and watch wildlife creatures
  • All meals, soft drinks, local wine, and beer
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Return airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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The accommodation at Elephant’s Eye is stylish, luxurious, and authentically African. The facilities include eight tented en-suite chalets overlooking a waterhole. The bedrooms are equipped with an en-suite bathroom, with bath and double basin, a king-sized bed, and an outside shower. Electricity and solar power, safe, and sleep-out deck are also available. There is wireless internet access at the main camp.

Day 1 - Arrival

  • Meet and greet at Victoria Falls Airport (VFA) around lunch time
  • Transfer to Elephant’s Eye, Hwange (approximately two and a half hours)
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival (mid-afternoon)
  • Yoga session
  • Dinner

Days 2 to 4

  • Your days will consist of two yoga sessions per day, plus one game activity
  • Game activities include half-day game drives and / or game walks on the private concession or drives in Hwange National Park
  • Your daily schedule will be discussed each evening around the campfire
  • Each day will be slightly different to the next to ensure you experience the best Elephant’s Eye, Hwange has to offer and still get the yoga practice your body deserves

Day 5 - Departure

  • Breakfast and departure

During your stay, you will take part in different activity each day, such as game drives, safari walks, and homestead visit.

  • Stuart Kirton

    Stuart has been practicing yoga since 2002 and teaching since 2003. Stuart is a teacher who believes that yoga should be a fun experience that is suitable for all different types of practitioners. With teaching experience in a variety of yoga styles, Stuart is able to adapt the practice to the needs of the practitioner and offer them an approach that can hopefully keep them inspired to want to practice more. As a teacher and studio owner, Stuart has also run retreats and courses across South Africa and Mozambique, and is inspired to teach yoga across Africa and Zimbabwe.

This retreat takes place at the internationally recognized eco-lodge Elephant’s Eye in Sikumi Forestry area, near Hwange National Park, Aerodrome, Dete, Hwange National Park 565, Zimbabwe. Elephant’s Eye is located on a private concession a mere 13 kilometers away from the entrance to Hwange National Park, which is the largest park in Zimbabwe.

Due to its close proximity to Victoria Falls, Hwange boasts an incredible biodiversity of flora and fauna, with a plethora of African wildlife. There are over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded in the park. The elephant population in Hwange is world famous as one of the largest in the world.

  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Mosquito net

During your stay in Zimbabwe, you may explore the area around the lodge or enjoy a relaxing spa treatment.

Swedish massage

  • Full body, 90 minutes for 70 USD
  • Neck and shoulder, 60 minutes for 50 USD

Deep tissue massage

  • Full body, 90 minutes for 80 USD
  • Neck and shoulder, 60 minutes for 60 USD

Relaxing massage

  • Full body, 90 minutes for 65 USD
  • Neck and shoulder, 60 minutes for 45 USD
  • 1 activity per day
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • All meals, soft drinks, local wine, and beer
  • Laundry
  • Return flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls
  • Road transfers to Hwange
  • Flight airport taxes
  • Flight to Hwange
  • Items of personal nature such as souvenirs
  • National park entry fees
  • Optional activities
  • Premium drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Victoria Falls International Airport (VFA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. African Luxury Hideaways will pick you up from the airport.

For information about the booking conditions, please send African Luxury Hideaways an inquiry.
  • Review by A traveler from Zimbabwe

    "We loved our stay in Elephant Eye. The staff are very friendly and nice. The guide (Shepard) we had was great and very knowledgeable and at all times had our interests at heart just making sure we we see all the animals during our game drives. Norma, the chef made us some very nice food which we enjoyed. The location is a hidden Gem in the bush. It was so exiting in the night with the fire pit and the elephants roaming very near. The villa was beautiful with a comfy bed and a hot water bottle. Hot out door shower and a nice fireplace. Love to visit again. "

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  • Review by Michelle B from Australia

    "Shepherd was a great guide and staff were excellent and friendly, food was very good and accommodation was high standard for a 'tent' with a few exceptional treats to help with the cold nights - slow combustion fire and hot water bottles in the bed when we returned from dinner which included watching the elephants come in to drink . Unforgettable outlook from our accommodation with a view of both waterholes that provided some great photos. Many thanks for providing such good memories."

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  • Review by A traveler from Zimbabwe

    "Wonderful tents and service. Dining and showering with elephants, wonderful food and great game drives with Shepherd. It was a wonderful experience and I will come back for sure! Hopefully next year!! "

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  • Review by Kimberley H

    "Such an amazing experience! This puts glamping on a whole new level... The canvas chalets have built in fire places which keep you nice and toasty in the cold winter. Friendly staff members wherever you go and amazing food every day... truly an exceptional experience! Definitely worth the trip :) "

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  • Review by Kimberly U from Palm Desert, California

    "Lovely staff. You have a nice raised tent with a personal bathroom to stay in. However, the area is full of wild animals and you can't leave the tent after dark without radioing for an escort and this caused some problems as we were traveling with our kids and grandmother who had a separate tent. It was incredibly cold here in July, and we didn't have the right clothes for the game drive. Pack a beanie, gloves, long underwear and warm coat for the morning and late evening. Amazing amount of elephants--they woke us up at night. We also saw hyena and many gazelles. Others were treated to lions and leopards, but we didn't see any of those cats. Food is presented nightly with a poem, which is lovely, but the food is rather salty."

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  • Review by Jessica J. from Zimbabwe

    "We stayed at Elephant Eye for two nights and enjoyed every minute of it. The food was great, the staff was great, and the game drives were awesome. We were skeptical about the room set up, but it was very cool, even the outdoor shower! They had indoor bath too. The views from the room over the watering hole was pretty cool! The buffalo roaming the land was amazing! In addition, Sheppard was a great host and went out of his way on the game drive to show us all around. We saw so much!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Connecticut, USA

    "While quite off the beaten path, the chalets are beautiful! Each chalet is secluded from the other, the rooms are large, and you have your walkie-talkie and air horn just in case. The shower is outside. How cool to be showering while watching over a watering hole! I think they should add a tie-up curtain or something for the bathroom for the illusion of privacy, but outside of that, I can't complain! We were there in May 2016, so it was going into winter. The chalets had fireplaces and they always put hot water bottles in our beds. I slept very comfortably, but it was chilly to get up in the early morning. Our driver was Shepherd, and he was lovely! I had a great evening drive and sunset with drinks and snacks just outside the park and our all day drive, he was kind to bring plenty of blankets for the cold drive and hot chocolate to warm us up on a break. We saw tons of animals with the greatest part being at around 14:00, we saw likely close to 100 elephants at a watering hole. Hwange is very quiet compared to other places we went and it was like we had the whole place to ourselves. The lodge had a pool and a fire pit we got to sit around and chat with the staff and guests, and dinner was served while we were watching out into the wilderness and the sunset. We had a couple of buffalo that came up fairly close, but the staff kept an eye out in case of any additional visitors looking for dinner as well. We felt very safe and they always walked us to / from our rooms when dark."

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  • Review by a traveler from Zimbabwe

    "It's a really great lodge, with a very pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. All staff members are extremely friendly, and the level of service is very high. The guiding is excellent. Both Shepherd and Dollar are some of the most knowledgeable guides we have ever met, and then they also have a great sense of humor!"

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  • Review by a traveler from London, United Kingdom

    "My heading is a cheesy line, but the feeling I got on my weekend at Elephants Eye, Hwange was like that. My wife and I are from the UK and had been planning a trip to Africa for over a year, so we didnt want anything to spoil our holiday. Our trip began with Elephants Eye, Hwange and, let me tell you, they came to the party in every way. Blessed, who ran the lodge, was incredible and the staff provided a seamless service that was so second nature to them that it made us feel like we were at home.It was the perfect way to begin our trip to Africa. The food was out of this world, the game drives I have no words to describe this We were so engrossed in the variety of animals that we saw and the detail of information that our guide gave that it felt like the game drive was over too quickly (Even though we had been out for half a day). We truly relaxed, we truly experienced Africa. Id highly recommend this to anyone travelling to Africa."

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  • Review by Thomas D. from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    "I was totally blown away by my stay at this unique eco-lodge called Elephants Eye, which is by Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.The very warm welcome by the lodge staff all lined up at the arrival point made me feel very much honored as they not only smiled through the greeting and welcoming time while offering very refreshing and cold welcome drinks and towels, but they were even very hospitable throughout the stay. It was like finding an oasis in the desert, to learn that in the middle of bush one could have full, half, back, and neck as well as any other massages in the Jwapi health and beauty spa situated at the lodge under the capable hands of spa therapist, Sussan Chikomo. This was so unique as I learnt that's that the only lodge having a spa in that area and I felt great that I chose to stay there. The big spacious rooms, each with a heavenly view of the waterhole, further blew my mind away, let alone the bathroom and toilets with a natural view. As if this was not enough, a big herd of elephants, which I was told is part of the famous 'presidential herd in Zimbabwe' were browning very close to my room such that I spent the longest time in the bathroom like never before, wondering where else one could have such an experience with the Hwange and other areas .It really felt out of this world.The bar and restaurant service under the ever-smiling and very hospitable hostess, Brightness, really brightened my day, just like her name states. The food was divine and I was delighted to meet the expert chefs Nomalanga Moyo and Gorbachev Linde who together put up such great food that I felt like staying forever. There was nothing more memorable than sitting at the dinner table with hundreds of elephants barely 10 meters away busy browsing and licking natural salts while barely noticing the people at the dinner table. The game drives with the very knowledgeable and informative guides, Dollar Karingiramambo and Shephered Misomali, made me to fall in love with the Elephants Eye private game concession and Hwange National Park like never before, let alone the nature walks with the very majestic professional guide Joshua Magaya who made me feel so much safe as we tracked the wilderness and learnt a lot about flora and fauna. To top the icing on the cake, the sleep-out deck "The Eye" in the wild by a very busy waterhole and under the stars made me feel like living in a dream or fairy tale as the experience could not be described better than by simply having to stay there and feel for oneself. The rest of the lodge staff under the charming and cheerful lodge manager, Blessed Chalibamba, together made the stay so memorable that I felt like extending my stay, had it not been that I had other commitments elsewhere. Thus, I am already planning my next and loner stay at Elephants Eye Lodge which is indeed an amazing home away from home!"

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  • Review by Gary M. from Sheridan, Wyoming, USA

    "I loved this place! The animal life was exceptional as were the accommodations. They have a chef, staff, and the food was outstanding. I particularly was moved by the kind and thoughtful staff. The only problem I had was having to leave the place. I truly miss the people. "

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